Monday, June 24, 2019

Oct 11 18, 2:09 pm

Bong Go serves as ‘private adviser’ to Duterte in ASEAN Summit

Senator-elect Bong Go defends himself from criticisms on why he was with President Rodrigo Duterte in Thailand for the ASEAN Summit.  Go said that he was there in his own capacity. He was not even allowed to attend other important meetings during the summit. “I am in...

UAE motorists to hear emergency announcements through car radio

Sharjah Police launched a device that could transmit messages to car radios to inform motorists to give way for an approaching emergency vehicles or patrol cars. The police said this would ensure rapid response to emergencies and help the authorities reach their...

Continuing the golden tradition of Golden Fork

by | Food, Lifestyle

Oct. 11, 18 | 2:09 pm

Dubai is undeniably one of the best food hubs in the world. Its impressive grasp of its own heritage along with its multicultural nature allow for an interesting mix of dishes and a broad range of options for foodies. The Filipino Times visited one of the oldest restaurants in the UAE, Golded Fork, to treat our taste buds of this multicultural feast. Here’s what we think:

For starters, Golden Fork has a long history of serving casual diners with dishes from different parts of the world. Currently, the restaurant offers 279 dishes from various influences. We could only try so much, so we ordered their bestsellers: the mouthwatering seafood platter, the famous Bouillabaisse soup, the special Tom Yang, the very satisfying Pancit, and the nostalgic Bulalo. Yum!

The seafood platter looked amazing. It’s jam-packed with different seafood from fish, squid, shrimp, crabs, mussels, and a lobster. We Filipinos are extremely picky with our seafood, and Golden Fork’s platter is a winner. Our favorite among the bunch was the Calamari, which was fried to perfection and was very tender. It’s reasonable priced too, especially if you bring the whole gang with you.

Both the Bouillabaisse and the Tom Yang were excellent. Interestingly, Golden Fork’s Bouillabaisse soup is one of the restaurant’s signature dishes – people flock to their different branches for it, and they serve more than 200 bowls every day. Chefs Mark Sumodebila and Baby Cheetah, two of their amazing chefs who have been in the restaurant for more than a decade, said that they experimented on the soup, and made it their own. Aside from using tomatoes, Golden Fork likes their Bouillabaisse with cheese and cream – arguably the best food combination ever. The Tom Yang didn’t disappoint either – its sour and spicy taste was truly appetizing.

A Filipino party staple, Golden Fork’s Pancit was really flavorful. They put fresh seafood and it really offered a taste of home. Same with the Bulalo, which I must say was by far the best I had here in Dubai. Also, the Bulalo was served in a humungous bowl. I was surprise when I learned of the price – this alone makes Golden Fork an easy choice for diners.

Our dining experience was made special by the incredible service of the staff. For instance, they give hot towels to customers upon settling down on wooden dining sets with a very vintage feel. Although the Golden Fork we visited was the one in Al Rigga, the same level of customer care is promised on all the six operational branches of Golden Fork. The Abu Dhabi branch, which has a guest capacity of 523 pax, will be opened by December.

Recently, people have speculated Golden Fork’s fate. However, Kristine Montero, who heads the operations, assured that they are doing the best they can to keep the restaurant’s legacy intact as well as to improve its services to keep up with the competition. The new management aims to open all 27 branches soon, as it believes that people aren’t ready to say goodbye to Golden Fork yet. The golden tradition indeed has to be continued.

Jobs

Editors Choice

Biggest PH Independence Day celebration in UAE’s history

Biggest PH Independence Day celebration in UAE’s history

DUBAI: For the first time in UAE’s history, two of the country’s top tourist destinations, namely Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower; and Dubai Festival City Mall, displayed a light show on Philippine Independence Day. For the first time as well, major parks in...

Duterte signs ‘Magna Carta for the Poor’

Duterte signs ‘Magna Carta for the Poor’

DUBAI: Staying true to his campaign promise three years ago on effecting changes for the common good of the Filipino people, President Duterte, who has further consolidated his grip on power with the recently-concluded midterm polls and apparently determined on...

Pinoys in UAE upbeat about Expo 2020

Pinoys in UAE upbeat about Expo 2020

DUBAI: Preparations for the Philippines’ participation at Expo 2020 is fast gathering steam with the one-million-strong local Filipino community upbeat about the chance to showcase the country to the world through the much-anticipated event. A recent post on The...

‘OFW’ now part of Oxford Dictionary

The newest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) makes a space for a number of Filipino words, and ‘OFW’ is one of these. ‘Bongga’ is defined as a slang word for extravagant and flamboyant. ‘Halo-halo’ is a Filipino snack or dessert. ‘Despedida' is a farewell...

OFW falls to her death in Morocco after fleeing employer

A Filipina Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) falls to her death in Morocco after trying to escape the hands of employer. Philippine Embassy in Tripoli Chargé d’Affaires Elmer Cato said in a statemment that a 49 year old victim had a spat with her employer prior to her...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2018 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in Food, Lifestyle
Sumibiya grills up unlimited Korean Barbecue dishes and delicacies
Published On  October 3, 2018
Davao City celebrates 33rd Kadayawan Festival
Published On  September 25, 2018
3 Filipino singing sensations to perform at Pinoy Hype Dubai music festival
Published On  September 21, 2018
Close